August 2011

10 Tips to Be a Better Employee

August 31, 2011

(Guest Post by Dr. Dean Burke) What would your co-workers say if they were being honest about you at work? “She’s great!” “I love how he always pitches in!” “She’s a whiz with those complicated formulas-but doesn’t brag about it!” “Did you see how she calmed that a-hole down that was complaining? She had him eating out of her hand!” “Have you ever seen him […]

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An [Insider’s] Warning About Financial Advisors

August 30, 2011

(Message from an Anonymous insider) “I sold this mutual fund, so when am I getting paid for it?” This is how many of my conversations start with the financial advisors at the not-to-be-named financial company I work for. See, I have one of those 9-5’s where I help financial advisors figure out what the hell they are doing. I make a decent amount of money. […]

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Breaking News from Roswell

August 29, 2011

My encounter with a real life alien!!  I told you they had money.

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What Old People Know

August 29, 2011

(Guest Post by Barbara “Babs” Wagner) A great deal of what J$ says is right on.  Paying off debt, saving for retirement, and tracking what you spend so you can make better choices are great advice.  Don’t even get me started on Love Drop, his very personal, hands-on approach to charity.  I’m in love with Love Drop. But Mr. BAS is dead wrong about one […]

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As You’re Reading This, I’m Driving Across The Country!

August 26, 2011

So I get this call the other day from my business partner in crime, Nate St. Pierre, and he asks me if I wanted to drive across the country with him. He just landed this KILLER job out in Santa Monica, and turns out he’s packing up his stuff as we’re talking on the phone planning out our next Love Drop (which is tomorrow btw […]

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Budgets Are Sexy named Military Blogger of The Month!

August 26, 2011

It’s Friday, yo!  Get sexy!  And can’t remember if I’ve told y’all or not, but guess who’s USAA’s Military Blogger of The Month??  It’s me, it’s me! Haha… The month is almost over, and they’ll soon swap out the next lucky winner, but it felt great while it lasted :)  Nothing like your favorite company in the whole world giving you a fist bump. Happy […]

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What I Learned From Collecting Basketball Cards

August 25, 2011

I was reading someone’s blog post the other day, and randomly this flashback of collecting basketball cards came to mind (wtf?). I wish I could remember what I was reading, but whatever it was got me thinking about how I changed up my game plan after years and years of trading (at 12 years old, none the less) cuz it just wasn’t working anymore ;) […]

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Where Would YOU Hide $100,000?

August 24, 2011

Okay, so I’m ADDICTED to that new show out right now – “Take the Money and Run.” Any of you watch it?  It’s one of those reality shows that involve scheming and cops and a whole bunch of lying, only with this one you actually CHOOSE to go to jail! Haha… (you see what I did there?). The premise is that they give two people […]

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United Airlines is Trying to Steal My Money.

August 23, 2011

I’m gonna start this out with 2 quick things here:  1) I officially break up with United Airlines now, and it’s all due to their lack of customer service.  Which is sad, because their actual product of flying people from point a to b is pretty excellent.  When you suck at helping your customers, though, it tends to skew their judgement. But on a more […]

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